Highway Rest Stop

Photographer Unknown, (Highway Rest Stop), Selfie

He could easily imagine what people would say if they could see him now: exactly the same thing they’d say if someone had told them that Ray from work was a transvestite or that Ted from next door had anonymous gay sex at highway rest stops. They’d shake their heads with their heads with the standard combination of amusement, pity, and smug superiority, and say, Ha-ha-ha, poor Ray. Ho-ho-ho, poor Ted. At least I’m not like that. But we want what we want, Richard thought, and there’s not much we can do about it.

― Tom Perrotta, Little Children

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